Larissa N. Heinrich
PhD (University of California, Berkeley), MA (Harvard University)
ARC Future Fellow
Room 646, Brennan MacCallum Building A18
+61 2 9036 7025
Larissa Heinrich received the Master’s degree in Chinese Literature from Harvard University in 1995, and the Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002. Heinrich is co-editor with Fran Martin of Embodied Modernities: Corporeality and Representation in Chinese Cultures (University of Hawai’i Press, 2006), and author of The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body Between China and the West (Duke, 2008).
Research interests include literary and cultural figurings of science and medicine; cultural notions of authenticity, copyright, replication, and reproduction; the use of visual culture in literary studies; science fiction and utopian imaginings; and global queer cultures.
Heinrich is currently authoring a research monograph with the working title of “Souvenirs of the Organ Trade: The Chinese Body in Contemporary Global Imaginaries,” and also co-editing a volume with Howard Chiang called Queer Sinophone Cultures (Routledge).
Heinrich’s translation of Taiwanese author Qiu Miaojin’s "Last Words from Montmartre" is forthcoming from New York Review Books.
- "Transgender and Transgenre Desire in Qiu Miaojin's Testament from Montmartre," in Transgender China: Histories and Cultures, ed. Howard Chiang. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.